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Oceans 17

Program Dates, Tuition, & Registration

Ocean 17 Program Dates, Tuition, & Registration
Schedule Sunday - Friday (3 weeks)
Sunday Check In: 3:00 PM
Friday Presentations: 1:00 PM
Staff/Student Ratio 1:10
Location UNCW Campus - TBD
Summer Sessions Virtual Prep: June 18 - 23
In Person: June 25 - July 14
Cost Academic: $3,100**
Residential: $3,000
Total cost: $6,100
Gender Co-ed
Registration You must register two weeks prior to the start of the program. 

*Note that prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice.

**Academic tuition includes academic open water certification, charters, SCUBA equipment rental of BCD, regulator, computer, and wetsuit.  Students are responsible for bringing their own mask, fins, and snorkel.  You can go to a local dive shop or purchase mask, fins, and snorkel on the first day of program at Aquatic Safaris. 

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Frequently Asked Program Questions & Useful Links

Most MarineQuest program educators are marine scientists pursuing or have recently completed their undergraduate or graduate degree in a marine science discipline. Also, we hire teachers who have a passion for marine science education. We search through 100+ staff candidates to identify a summer team with experience working with youth, marine science and hold safety certifications including first aid, lifeguard, and more.

We are proud to have a team that is highly trained in both safety and marine science. Each staff member passes a criminal background check before hiring, is First Aid certified, passes a DMV check if they are driving, and is lifeguard certified if required by their position.

We are excited to announce we have been granted permission to offer your student an overnight experience on UNCW Campus this summer.

Stay Residential

The MarineQuest staff is more than happy to pick-up and drop-off students at ILM at no cost. An airline request form is required.

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601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403